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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt6)

More history on the Chicago FD turret wagons – image submissions from Steve Redick … including a great shot of Big John inside Engine 42’s house.

 

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon 6-7-3

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon 6-7-3. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon 6-7-3

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon 6-7-3. Steve Redick photo

 

Steve also found this image of Big John

 

Chicago Fire Department Big John

Chicago Fire Department Big John 6-7-3. Tim Vermande photo

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt5)

More images of the Chicago Fire Department turret wagons working. These images from Chief Gordon J. Nord, Jr. of the most recent deployment of the inservice/out of service large turret wagon 6-7-1 working at the ruins of the 5-11 & 2 Specials on South Ashland Avenue in January.

 

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 671 working at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt4)

This from Scott Peterson:

Found this from my “old negative” pictures. Dec 1, 1998 the Pullman Factory fire, 6-7-1 working the rear. I believe the chief at the driver’s side rear of 6-7-1 is Garetti.

 

Pullman factory fire in Chicago December 1998

6-7-1 at work in the rear at the the Pullman Facorty fire in Deember of 1998. Scott Peterson photo

 

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt3)

These images from Larry Shapiro.

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-1 working in the rear at a 5-11 Alarm fire in June of 1985 on Clinton. Larry Shapiro photo

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-1 working in the rear at a 5-11 Alarm fire in June of 1985 on Clinton. Larry Shapiro photo

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-1 working in the rear at a 5-11 Alarm fire in June of 1985 on Clinton. Larry Shapiro photo

Another shot of CFD 6-7-1 working in the rear at the 5-11 in June of 1985 on Clinton. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon deluge wagon

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-1 was built on a 1975 Mack MB600 chassis seen here while assigned with Engine 23. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon deluge wagon

This unit was assigned as 6-7-1 while housed with Engine 42 along with the larger 6-7-5. 6-7-1 was built on a 1975 Chevy Scottsdale chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon deluge wagon

6-7-4 was also built on a 1975 Chevy Scottsdale chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department turret wagon deluge wagon

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-5 was built on a 1975 Mack MB600 chassis seen here while assigned with Engine 42. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 alarm fire

6-7-6 went to work with both turrets at the 5-11 ruins on W. Nelson in September of 2012 in an apparent attempt to facilitate the collapse of the building walls. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 alarm fire

6-7-6, the southside turret wagon, was called to the 5-11 on W. Nelson last September since the northside turret wagon was out of service. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 alarm fire

Both guns flowing water at the 5-11 Alarm fire on September 30, 2012 at 2612-18 W. Nelson. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 3-11 alarm fire

Prior to the recent warehouse fire on Ashland Avenue, this was possibly the last time that 6-7-1 was at a fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 3-11 alarm fire

Closeup of the intakes for 6-7-1. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 3-11 alarm fire

6-7-1 after working at a 3-11 alarm fire at 1300 W. Exchange on January 9, 2007. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 3-11 alarm fire

6-7-1, which carries shop #G366, leaving the 3-11 on Exchange in 2007. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Previous posts in this series on Chicago FD turret wagons are HERE and HERE.

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt2)

These images are by Chief Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Turret Wagon 6-7-1

 

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-5

CFD Turret Wagon 6-5-7 later became 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Turret Wagon 6-7-1

This picture of 671 was at 1441 S. Wabash and it was baked black as a result of the smoke conditions. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

 

Turret Wagon 6-7-3

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-3. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Turret Wagon 6-7-4

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 674

This picture of 674 was at a 5-11 on Grand and Austin. This unit was destroyed one night later at a 5-11 and 5 specials at 37th and Iron Street when a wall fell on it. This was never replaced as far as I know. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Turret Wagon 6-7-5

 

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-5

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-5. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Chicago Fire Department Turret Wagon 6-7-6. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

 

Can anyone identify the fire scenes shown in these photos?

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon history (pt1)

This from Steve Redick:

So I was talking with some fellow fire fans and we were discussing when we had seen 671 at work prior to it’s resurrection for the latest 5-11. I trolled through my archives and found these images..taken at a 5-11 & 2 Specials 2232 S Grove st. April 14 1989. This fire involved a huge amount of tires in the old Cuneo Press complex, and 1 of these buildings was used in the final fire in the movie backdraft. One shot shows a real rarity, 2 turret wagons working. LDH was in limited use at this fire … still kinda new to us. The next day was the famous art gallery 5-11 … what a coupla days this was!!!!

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 fire scene

Turret Wagon 6-7-1 working at a 5-11 Alarm fire on April 14, 1989. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 fire scene

Two turret wagons working at a 5-11 Alarm fire on April 14, 1989. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD turret wagon at 5-11 fire scene

Turret Wagon 6-7-1 working at a 5-11 Alarm fire on April 14, 1989. Steve Redick photo

 

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 specials 1-22-13 (pt 3)

Larry Shapiro has posted a video from the 5-11 +2 specials

Tim Olk visite the ruins today and submitted these images showing some of the ice sculpture at the scene.

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Frozen box truck at the scene of the 5-11. Tim Olk photo

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Another truck cab that was covered with ice and is located behind the fire building. Tim Olk photo

 

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 specials 1-22-13 (pt 2)

From Josh Boyajian:

Here are my pictures from last night!
large nighttime fire in CHicago

Tower Ladder 5 was in a spare apparatus last night. They were at the corner of Sectors 1 and 4. Josh Boyajian photo

big fire at night in Chicago

Sector 1 fully involved. Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter putting water onto huge fire

A deck gun in use from Engine 49. Josh Boyajian photo

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A view looking at Sector 1 from the Ashland Avenue Frontage Road. Josh Boyajian photo

master streams at fire

A multi-versal works by Engines 49 and 8, both of which are operating deck guns. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire engine at large fire

Engine 29 from deploys a deck gun at 36th Street and the west frontage road of Avenue. Josh Boyajian photo

huge building on fire in Chicago

A view from underneath the Ashland Avenue bridge looking down 38th Street after a portion of the fire building collapsed. Josh Boyajian photo

From Jeff Rudolph:

Some pics from last night, Jeff R
large warehouse fire in Chicago

Huge fire seen in Sector 3 well after the interior collapsed. Jeff Rudolph photo

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A firefighter from Engine 8 coated with ice. Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighting Snorkel silhouette

Squad 1A with a master stream in Sector 3. Jeff Rudolph photo

large warehouse fire in Chicago

Truck 33 with an elevated master stream in Sector 3. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Engine 8 icing up in Sector 1. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Firefighters on Truck 33 in the rear. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

ABC Chicago has an article HERE.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said a southside warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night will be a total loss.

“Totally involved. … This is a major fire,”¬†read a message posted to Twitter at about 9:50 p.m. Moments later there was a message that a portion of the structure had collapsed.

Firefighters were in “defensive mode” in attacking the fire in a building on the 3700 block of South Ashland Avenue, spokesman Larry Langford said.

But despite his initial, confident remark that the fire would be isolated, flames spread to at least one nearby building. The owner of a printing company, at 3801 S. Ashland Ave., was on the scene and expressed concerns about chemicals inside that could explode.

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 specials 1-22-13

There will be several posts with information and images from multiple contributors depicting the 5-11 with 2 Special Alarms that occurred Tuesday night at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue.

In the meantime, here are a few images of the scene from Larry Shapiro.

5-11 alarm warehouse fire in Chicago 1-22-13 at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue

The roof is in and heavy fire is seen throughout the building as viewed from the corner of Sectors 1 and 4. Larry Shapiro photo

heavy fire big warehouse fire in Chicago

Several deck guns work in Sector 1 from Engines 8 and 49. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago fire engine at large nighttime fire scene Spartan Luverne Crimson

Engine 16 was being fed by an in-line operation supplying water to companies working in Sector 3. Larry Shapiro photo

large fire scene silhouetted firefighters

Firefighters monitor the elevated master stream working in Sector 3 off of Truck 33. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighting Snorkel silhouette

Squad 1A was working for several hours in Sector 3. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman firefighter covered with ice at winter fire

What would a winter fire in Chicago be without firefighters encased in ice. Larry Shapiro photo

turret wagon flowing water at large fire in Chicago

6-7-6 was special called to the scene and put to work in Sector 1. Larry Shapiro photo

Images to come will be from Tim Olk, Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, Josh Boyajian, Dan McInerney and additional images from Larry Shapiro. Videos from Steve and Larry are also forthcoming.

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